These gifts will make your hosts happy they invited you.
There are only two rules when it comes to selecting a host gift for the person who has been shopping, cooking, and generally sweating over your Thanksgiving meal for the last week:
First, yes, you must bring something. Some hosts will politely say not to, but consider the turkey-and-potatoes-and-cranberries-and-green-beans-and-pies. You’ll realize it’s your duty, as a dinner guest, to contribute. Of course, if you were asked to bring a sweet potato casserole, don't even think about showing up with a honey ham or pumpkin pie.
But the second rule is to always bring a separate small gift as a token of your appreciation. Bringing a bottle of your host's favorite wine or an additional six-pack of beer is a smart, easy, and affordable way to say thanks. But it's not the only option. Below are some of our favorite Thanksgiving gifts.